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SECTION 6. CONCLUSION The new anticipated utility approach is, in a natural way, dual to expected utility. 1a, transforms the heights, then takes area. 1b, and only then transforms heights, and takes area. Let us phrase the main message of this paper: If one transforms probabilities, then one should not transform the probabilities of receipt of a fixed outcome, but one should transform the probabilities of receipt of a fixed outcome or anything better. A final comment: The argumentation of this paper can be no more than heuristic, with arguments based on flippings of figures; this of course depends upon the particular way of illustration chosen in this paper, and the particular arrangement of columns in the Figures.
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Alternative presentation of expected value. 1a has been rotated to the left, and flipped horizontally. Of course the area shaded by Ea still gives the expected ~alue. The figure gives the graph of the decumulative distri bution function G; the area is its integral. 1. Expected value represented as area. 32 Peter Wakker individuals were in no way willing to pay $n to participate in such a lottery. Usually not more than $4 would be paid. Bernoulli's idea was that one should not calculate the expectation of the outcomes of money, but one should first transform the amounts of money by a 'utility function' U, and only then calculate expectation.